In the first installment of this series, which ran last Wednesday right before Thanksgiving, we took a look at local artist Sean O’Meallie‘s former career as a toy inventor.

In this second installment, O’Meallie talks about how the toy inventing business influenced his art.

(Y’all know we love your comments! Or send us an email: thebigsomething@krcc.org. Thanks!)

 

4 Responses to Sean O'Meallie's Misfit Toys (Part 2)

  1. Carol says:

    Bravo Sean! Thank you for bringing a smile to my face. I’m looking forward to seeing your next amazing creations!

  2. Mary Ellen says:

    WOW! Thanks for this visual treat! –MED

  3. Sean says:

    Hey. Sean O’Meallie here. I don’t know who reads these things, but I must say that Noel did a remarkable job editing the interview for this. He’s very good at it! And from what I know of Noel, his many culture projects, and his aims to include and illuminate who we are, the entire scope and intent of The Big Something program is indeed a good and big-hearted thing. I’m flattered and very happy to support it. Thanks, Noel & Delaney & KRCC!!

  4. Jeff Brown says:

    Pure quirky surrealistic genius!

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